Paywall – The Business of Scholarship

Wednesday 5 December, 8 pm, Cinema Zed-Vesalius, Leuven

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

With an introduction by Veerle De Laet (Leuven University Press) about the diverse landscape of academic publishing.

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory.  To register, please email Carl Demeyere ( or go directly to registration.

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